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Brazilian beef production to increase 4% in 2021

Beef production in Brazil is forecast to rise 4% in 2021, to a record 10.5 million metric tonnes carcass weight equivalent (MT/CWE), while the country’s beef exports are expected to increase at about the same rate as this year, reaching another record at nearly 2.7 million metric tonnes (CWE).


Cattle herd in Egypt on the rise

Pursuing the policy to increase its national herd, Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is prohibiting the slaughter of cattle under 400kg and two years of age.


Higher beef consumption in Japan

Lower domestic and imported beef prices in Japan are said to have driven growth in consumption and trade in 2018, with the trend forecast to continue in 2019.